MISSION & OBJECTIVE
In recognition of the power of women's voices in film, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POW Film Fest) places a spotlight on women and non-binary directors from around the world by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.
We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women and non-binary filmmakers.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
POW Film Fest is Portland's premiere film festival showcasing films directed by women and non-binary filmmakers. In it's 14th year, the festival features the work of some of today's top women directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading women filmmakers. We also offer film workshops for girls and non-binary youth ages 15 -19 with our POWGirls program.
The Festival has had the honor of hosting a variety of emerging filmmakers and accomplished Directors including Allison Anders, Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Kathryn Bigelow, Cheryl Dunye, Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling, Penelope Spheeris, Ondi Timoner, Joanna Priestley, Catherine Hardwicke, and Barbara Kopple.
It is POW Film Fest’s goal to be inclusive of all women’s voices, regardless of race, class, age, religion, abilities, sexuality or gender presentation. We respect each individual’s right to gender self-identification.